How to Carve a Pumpkin

Learn how to carve a pumpkin! Our easy tutorial takes you through the clean-out and the carving, with time-tested tips on using pumpkin stencils.

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Halloween Cupcakes

Create a creepy cupcake creation that is sure to dazzle your Halloween party guests by decorating store-bought or homemade cupcakes. Our Halloween cupcake monsters, black cats, witches, and ghosts are all magic to make and decorate!

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Disguises for Halloween Treats

Dress up everyday packaged candy in silly disguises for trick-or-treat night or to use as Halloween party favors. Our sweet candy embellishments and party-favor costumes transform chocolate bars, popcorn, and more into creepy-crawly spiders, ghostly treat bags, and batty boxes. Get started with these fun and easy projects today!

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Halloween Drink Recipes

No goblin or ghoul will go thirsty at your Halloween party with these delightful party drinks and punch recipes. Concoct a kid-friendly beverage, or experiment with adults-only cocktail creations.

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4 Incredibly Cool Halloween Ideas

These must-see ideas are super fun accessories for your Halloween party. From a vampire place setting to a fresh spin on caramel apples, you'll be inspired to start creating.

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Halloween Door Decor

Welcome trick-or-treaters and party guests this Halloween with front-door accents that cast just the right spell. Our ideas for wreaths, door decorations, and entryway accents are sure to give your porch spook-tastic flair for Halloween.

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Creative Pumpkin Crafts for Halloween

From paper pumpkin crafts to pumpkin pillows, these Halloween decorations offer a great alternative to jack-o-lanterns. Cut, sew, and glue your way through our easy pumpkin craft ideas.

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Count Dracula Halloween Party for Kids

Colorful decorations, yummy food, and fun projects all add up to a fun Halloween party for kids. And with Count Dracula heading the party's theme, expect to find a lot of numbers mingled into the festivities.

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    • Downloadable Party Invitations

      Mark your calendar for Count Dracula's big bash. Invite friends and family with invitations made with our exclusive computer graphics. Just download the colorful images, trim them, and mount them onto blank note cards.

    • Count Dracula Tablescape

      When Count Dracula pops up for some Halloween fun, let the games begin. Bright balloons, colorful candy, and friendly creatures make this table a treat! Stock the food table with brightly hued, kid-friendly munchies, such as oranges, grapes, and cheese popcorn.

    • Creepy Candy

      Turn clear glass jars into your favorite Halloween ghouls. Decorate the containers with Count Dracula, black cats, and bats, then fill them with candies and see who can guess how many morsels are inside.

    • Gotta Hand it to You

      These severed appendages come in hand-y at the serving table. Aluminum foil forms the structure of the hands and can easily be shaped to hold goodies and table-cards. Download our number-themed table-card pattern, a decoration the Count would surely approve.

    • Count on It

      Turn fun time into learning time for little ones just learning their ABCs and 1-2-3s. Numbered cookies keep with the counting theme and are a cinch to make. Using cookie cutters, cut out circles and numbers from refrigerated sugar cookie dough (or use your favorite recipe). Bake, cool and frost; then place the number cookies on top of the frosted circle cookies.

    • Spooky Spider

      A big green spider with a silly grin watches over the tower of snacks.

    • Popular Popcorn Balls

      Fun to make and yummy to eat, popcorn balls are great party fare. The food coloring-dyed treats add color to the cheerful table.

    • Silly Spiders

      These creepy critters are so simple to make, you'll have them crawling all over your fright-fest. Simply insert chenille stems into plastic foam balls you've spray-painted black. Glue on wiggle eyes for personality. Assembly is so easy that the whole family will want to get involved.

    • Get Crafty

      Keep kids entertained with a fun art project. Set up a craft station with kid-sized tables and chairs. To carry the count theme, cut oversized numbers out of cardboard, paint and prop up in the craft area.

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      Crafting Station

      Stock your crafting station with colorful plastic plates, crafts foam, colored crafts paper, child-safe scissors, glue, wiggle eyes, puffy paint, and other fun materials.

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      Plastic-Plate Ghoulies

      Children will love creating their own ghoulish friends. This fun craft will ignite the Halloween spirit and is a creative alternative to standard party games and entertainment.

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      Look What I Did!

      Give kids plenty of time to work on their creations. For the more speedy crafters, provide another activity to do while the other kids finish up.

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      Teamwork

      If you are hosting a younger crowd that may need some guidance with cutting and gluing, recruit a few adults to act as extra hands.

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      Frightfully Fun Wreath

      With cats over jack-o'-lanterns and bats atop ghouls, it's tricky to count all the faces on this wreath. Remind the kids to give themselves a point for every one they find. Craft your circle of Halloween friends using plastic plates, colorful papers, puffy paint, and our helpful instructions.

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      Dracula Party Favors

      Smaller clear-glass jars topped with Count Dracula himself make perfect party favors when filled with tasty treats.

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      Say Cheese!

      Pose kids with different party decorations and snap a few pictures. After the party, mail the photos as a "thanks for coming" memento.

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      Creative Ideas for Halloween Party Themes

      Want to host a Halloween party but aren't sure where to start? Browse our creative Halloween party themes -- for both kids and adults - -to get inspired by decorating ideas and delicious menus and recipes. Bonus: We have free downloads to make everything extra easy!
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